PROMISS will help understanding the interactions between malnutrition, appetite, changes in smell / taste, and physical activity among older persons living at home, and will identify older persons’ needs and preferences regarding nutrition and physical activity.
Based on this, it will develop new food concepts and food products which are adapted to older persons’ needs and preferences, and will contribute to improve the quality of care health professionals offer to older persons. It will also make sure that nutrition remains a key aspect of policies aimed to improve active and healthy ageing in Europe.
Being the target group of the PROMISS research project, older people’s views are much welcome at any stage of the process. Within the first newsletter of the project, AGE performed a very limited survey with the support of its Italian member Solimai, gathering some insights of seniors’ preferences and attitudes towards food and protein intake at their care setting. The extract below highlights the results of such survey and calls for greater awareness of older citizens on their nutrition.